Presentation on theme: "Interpersonal Attraction and LOVE. Liking, Loving, Leaving and Hating: Backmans Model of Relationships Stage 1: From no contact to unilateral awareness."— Presentation transcript:
Interpersonal Attraction and LOVE
Liking, Loving, Leaving and Hating: Backmans Model of Relationships Stage 1: From no contact to unilateral awareness –The key importance of propinquity –Additional factors Cultural restraints Familial restraints Individual factors (sexuality, disability, etc)
Backmans 4 Stages (cont.) Stage 2: Sampling and estimation –Begins with first impressions –Then comes identity bargaining (impression management) –The comes the compromise process Prospectives are usually similar in race, age, class, etc. Prospectives are similar in physical atttractiveness –Normative Constraints can re-emerge at this stage.
Backmans 4 Stages (cont.) Stage 3: Social Penetration –Self-disclosure –Interdependence –Emotional convergence Changes in self-attributions: We instead of I Reinforcement and learning: partners train one another
Backmans 4 Stages (end) Stage 4: Relationships are maintained, or relationships dissolve. Why? –Changes in costs and rewards Individual: I am more successful than you now! Relational: Were bored with one another Situational: I cant support you financially anymore Cultural: Its okay for me to work outside the home now! –Interpersonal Processes leading to termination Reciprocity Questioning of motives Going public Unequal involvement